Friday, July 29, 2011

Belgians v Germans : Blitzkrieg Commander Battle Report

The brave Belgians and the Germans face off in a 1000 point meeting engagement of Blitzkrieg Commander.  Both sides advance towards a farmhouse destroyed by the relentless Luftwaffe.  Yours truly commands the Belgians, Guido commands the Hun.
The Belgians win initiative and move first, attempting an outflanking maneuver on the left.  The Belgians have one awesome ACG-1, and two not so awesome FT-17's.
Unfortunately, the Belgian flanking tanks are up against a nasty German tank formation.  Outranged and outgunned the Belgians are destroyed in a matter of minutes.  Flanking maneuver failed.
The Germans decided they don't like cows and shoot them all.  Here two German mortar teams set up behind a stone wall.  Ready to rain suppression down on any Belgian infantry that advance towards the farm.
And here come the Belgians advancing along the right road.  Infantry with a couple of HMGs in support.  They come under heavy mortar fire.  Yellow markers are suppression.  Blue dice are the hits taken.  Each unit needs 6 hits to be knocked out of the game.
More Belgian infantry advancing in the centre.  This time they have 47mm SA-FRC anti-tank guns in support.  However highly mobile German infantry are now in the farmhouse and are raining down fire on the attackers.  Both AT Guns are suppressed and are soon knocked out without firing a shot.
The Belgians Alamo.  They make it towards the protective cover of a stone wall and find more German cow atrocities.  The Belgians have two anti-tank rifles which will surely put a halt to the advancing Panzers.
The Panzers line up on the Belgians left flank and let rip.  The Belgians are under intense fire from armour, mortars, infantry and HMG's.  Before long the Belgians reach breakpoint, fail their break dice roll and run off the battlefield.  Germany victorious.  The Belgians lost three tank units, two AT units, two AT Rifle units, and three infantry units before breaking and fleeing.  The Germans lost one HMG unit and two Infantry units.  Thanks for the game Guido.

17 comments:

Zombie said...

Poor dead cows... lol.

Bard said...

Great report, excellent photos.

"The Belgians have two anti-tank rifles which will surely put a halt to the advancing Panzers."

Did the ATRs do any damage to the Panzers at all?

Vip said...

Always a pleasure to see the Belgians in action. Poor sods.

Beccas said...

@Bard. No Mate. They were destroyed at range before they could get into action.

Al said...

Great AAR mate, really original idea for a game; don't see too many Belgians used ever

Paul of the Man Cave said...

Very nice BatRep mate - Early war is a very interesting period

Goomba Fletch said...

Good report. I've been reading through 'The Blitzkrieg Legend' and it's inspired me to move on from my early-war BEF and build both a French and Belgian battlegroup.

The Angry Lurker said...

Good report, good vehicles and miniatures and that reminds me I need cows.

Monty said...

Really good board and excellent AAR Paul, but I wish the cows had survived...:D

Steven said...

Great AAR - BKC is a terrific rules set. Speaking of barnyard animals - does anyone know where to find 15mm scale chickens? I want to make some innovate "disorganized" markers for Fire & Fury and thought rebel soldiers chasing chickens would be a good idea.
Or German Soldiers for that matter.

Beccas said...

Don't know of any 15mm chickens although I would buy some if I did. I got my dead cows from Peter Pig. They have a variety of live and dead creatures in the scenery section.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

The detail on the tanks is really impressive.

Paul said...

Awesome stuff Paul. As Al said good to see the Flemish out for a day, with predicable results however.

Great report.

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Great looking table, Paul

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Nice battle report

You don't often see Belgian WWII armour in action

Tank Girl said...

Oh Paul a slight rout on your part! Excellent report and photos.

Maybe next time you will do better against the nazis.

Cheers,

Helen

Arthur said...

Nice, thanks for the post.

Geese are useful, too.